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Theater Averages: River Runs Away with $40,390

August 9th, 2017

Wind River

The Weinstein Co. is breathing a huge sign of relief as Wind River had the best theater average of the weekend with $40,390 in four theaters. This is the fourth best average of the year behind The Big Sick (average of $84,315 in five); The Beguiled ($57,323 in four); and Beauty and the Beast ($41,508 in just over 4,200). Wolf Warriors 2 saw its theater average grow to $15,843. The final film in the $10,000 club was Columbus, which earned an average of $13,410 in two theaters.

The rest of the new limited releases ranged from okay to awful. Step was the best of the rest with an average of $5,051 in 29 theaters. This isn’t bad for a documentary. Jab Harry met Sejal was the largest limited release of the week earning $1.28 million in 280 theaters for an average of $4,588. We Love You, Sally Carmichael was very close behind with an average of $4,401 in seven theaters. 4 Days if France struggled with $3,728 in just one theater. However, this is miles ahead of the next two films. Brave New Jersey only managed an average of $1,008 in 14 theaters. It was playing on VOD, so that’s a mitigating circumstance. Likewise, It’s Not Yet Dark was also playing on VOD and it only earned an average of $406 in two theaters.

This past week also saw milestones reached for a few Per Theater Chart alumni:

  • It took a month for A Ghost Story to get to $1 million and that’s as far as it will go.
  • An Inconvenient Sequel crossed $1 million over the weekend, while it is scheduled to expand significantly this weekend.
  • Wolf Warriors 2 crossed $1 million over the weekend and should have no trouble getting to $2 million before long.
  • Jab Harry met Sejal opened with more than $1 million, so obviously it reached that milestone over the weekend.
  • Maudie is showing legs most limited releases would kill for, as it reached $5 million over the weekend and $6 million seems likely.
  • Detroit expanded wide getting all the way to $7.5 million. I don’t know how long it will be able to keep those theaters.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Maudie, The Beguiled, Wind River, An Inconvenient Sequel, The Big Sick, A Ghost Story, Step, It’s Not Yet Dark, Columbus, Detroit, We Love You, Sally Carmichael, Wolf Warrior 2, Jours de France, Brave New Jersey
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